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Starting young: Learning a second language

I Am Expat – Katherine Edmonds

“For years, the idea that children are better language-learners has been based on the belief that as young children are already undergoing a period of physical and mental development, it is easier for them to incorporate yet another skill into this process – whether they are aware of it or not. It remains a hotly debated issue, but numerous researchers suggest there is a critical period for acquiring not only one’s first language, but for a second language as well. Learning a language during this time is thought to be the best way to speak a language proficiently and naturally.”(more)

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